Diabetes Management Essentials

Date: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024

On-Line Registration



NPTA Insider: $15.00 Register

Contact Hours: 4.0

ACPE UAN: 0384-9999-21-107-H01-T


The National Pharmacy Technician Association (NPTA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Author: Jennifer Kim, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM

This CPE activity has been designated as a knowledge-based program

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss strategies for optimizing quality of diabetes care.
  • Describe the implications of social determinants of health in diabetes management.
  • List different types of diabetes.
  • Recognize various diabetes screening recommendations.
  • Discuss diabetes prevention strategies.
  • Describe different methods for monitoring glycemic control.
  • Identify services pharmacy can offer to contribute to optimal diabetes care.
  • Recognize various diabetes pharmacotherapy options and their potential side effects.
  • Describe the comorbidity benefits of glucose-lowering medications.
  • Discuss diabetes treatment options recommended by the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2021.
  • Distinguish among treatment recommendations for different types of diabetes (type 1 vs type 2 etc.) and populations (pregnancy, youth, adults, older adults, etc.).
  • Discuss the roles of individuals involved in diabetes management (parents, caregivers, school personnel, specialists, etc.)
  • List strategies to optimize diabetes medication safety such as medication management interventions, monitoring parameters, hypoglycemia prevention/ management, carbohydrate counting/meal planning, regimen simplification, risk assessments, protocols, order sets, use of technology and decision support, and medication reconciliation.
  • Recognize comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction strategies (diet/exercise, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking cessation, antiplatelet therapy)
  • Identify strategies to reduce risk of microvascular complications (nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy).
  • Discuss how diabetes care may change depending on the setting (inpatient, outpatient, long-term care facility, perioperative, etc.) and acuity (emergency department, stable inpatient, critically-ill, transitions of care, etc.).

Release Date: 09/06/2021

Expiration Date: 09/06/2024